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  Definition of Macerate
  1. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
  2. soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
  3. become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
  4. separate into constituents by soaking
Similar Words: waste, emaciate

 

Entailments: drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse

 

Derivational Morphology: bonyness, emaciation, gauntness, maceration, wastage, cachexia, cachexy, wasting

 

 
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